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『美国』曾是非法私酿 “月光威士忌”终合法  

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Southern U.S. distillery to legally sell moonshine
美国南部酿酒厂合法卖月光酒

Unidentified moonshiners are pictured near Glassy Mountain Township in the Dark Corner of South Carolina, in this photograph taken in the mid-1920s and released on July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Courtesy of Dean Campbell

(Reuters) - Two entrepreneurs are taking advantage of new micro-distillery laws in South Carolina to make and sell traditional moonshine whiskey legally for the first time in the southern state.
在南卡罗来纳州新私酿法的支持下,两位企业家首次合法制作出售月光威士忌。

The Dark Corner Distillery will open next month in Greenville, where engineer Joe Fenten, 27, and longtime home beer brewer Richard Wenger will produce and sell small batches of 100-proof moonshine from a custom-made copper still.
这家名为“暗角酿酒”的工厂下月就将在格林威尔开张,27岁的工程师Joe Fenten和经验丰富的家庭酿酒者Richard Wenger

The distillery, housed in a 1925 building, will also include a tasting bar and a museum dedicated to the history of the Dark Corner, the local mountains that were once full of moonshiners, feud and mayhem, Fenten told Reuters.
位于一个建于1925年的建筑里的酿酒厂同时也会有一个品酒吧和讲述暗角山故事的纪念馆,这座山曾经见证了众多烈酒走私、仇杀与争斗。

The area was settled, along with the nearby Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, by Scots, Irish and Welsh who migrated down through the Appalachian mountain chain from Pennsylvania in the 1700s.
这个区和附近的田纳西大烟山以及北卡罗来纳蓝岭山都是18世纪从宾夕法尼亚州阿巴拉契亚山脉那里移民下来的苏格兰、爱尔兰、威尔士人的聚集地。

"They thought it was their inalienable, God-given right to make whiskey," said Fenten, a Dark Corner native. "It was a hard life. If you could make an extra 10 cents more for a gallon of whiskey than you could for a bushel of corn, then why not?"
“他们认为酿制威士忌酒是不可剥夺的,上帝赋予的权利。”在暗角山附近长大的Fenten说,“当时生活艰难。要是酿一加仑威士忌比卖一堆玉米还能多赚个10美分,为什么不干呢?”

Moonshine traditionally was the term used to describe illegally distilled corn whiskey often made covertly by the light of the moon. The product made at the new distillery will be un-aged corn whiskey, but will be taxed and regulated.
月光酒通常是用来表示那些非法酿制的玉米威士忌,因常常是在月光下偷偷酿制而得名。新酿酒厂的产品则会用新鲜玉米酿制,而且会被征税和监管。

The area came to be called the Dark Corner in 1832 by South Carolina politicians seeking to nullify federal law and who cursed the people of the mountains as Unionists, said Dean Campbell, a Dark Corner native who is the distillery's official historian.
暗角地区得名于1832年,当时希望能废除联邦法的南卡罗来纳州政客们叫出了这个名字,并说这些山区里的是工会会员。酒厂的官方历史学家Dean Campbell介绍,他也是暗角土生土长的。

Whiskey taxes after the Civil War and then Prohibition in the 20th century made the place more lawless, Campbell said.
内战后威士忌被征税,20世纪禁酒时期该地区更是成了无法之地。

News accounts in the 1920s called the Dark Corner "a little Chicago" because of federal agents' raids on stills, killings, and gun and knife fights that broke out after church, he said.
1920年代来到这里的人把暗角叫做“小芝加哥”,因为这里常有联邦特工突袭没收酿酒器具、杀人、教堂后的刀枪对战等。

Illegal moonshine is still being made there, Campbell said. In June, sheriff's deputies busted a still in Landrum, South Carolina, and confiscated 2,000 gallons of illegal white liquor along with $150,000 in cash.
据Campbell说当地依然还有非法的私酿月光酒存在。今年九月,警方就在北卡兰顿破获了一所私酿酒厂,缴获了2000加仑的非法白酒以及15万美元现金。

State lawmakers in 2009 altered existing liquor laws in a way that lessened the financial burden on small distilleries, paving the way for the Dark Corner Distillery to set up shop.
2009年州立法部修改了酿酒法,减轻了小型酿酒作坊的财务负担,也为暗角酿酒坊的实现扫清了道路。

Despite the drink's reputation, legal moonshine makers also have popped up in other states, including Oregon, Wisconsin, Montana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, New York and North Carolina.
虽然这酒名声不佳,但合法的月光酒酿制者也出现在了众多其他州,包括俄勒冈州,威斯康星州,蒙大拿州,密苏里州,肯塔基州,田纳西州,弗吉尼亚州,纽约州和北卡罗来纳州。

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